F-Secure FSAVD process causing high CPU usage when using Microsoft Outlook in Mac OSX.

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  • process FSAVD is causing a significant amount of CPU usage while Outlook is running


You can run the following commands in the Terminal to exclude Outlook from scanning: 

  • echo "/Applications/Microsoft Outlook.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Outlook" | sudo tee -a /usr/local/f-secure/fsmac/sysconfig/system_daemons
  • sudo launchctl stop com.f-secure.fsavd
Restart your computer after running the commands and monitor the CPU usage of the FSAVD process.


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